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Muncaster makes a wonderful full day out for any group with gardens, Castle, owl centre and Meadowvole Maze between them offering something for everyone. The breathtaking vista of the Western Lakeland fells and Scafell Pike (England's highest mountain) mean the views alone make the trip worthwhile. We recommend a minimum of 2½ hours at Muncaster but many groups find that they can spend up to five or more hours here quite happily.

As an alternative, we do recommend combining your visit to Muncaster with our neighbouring attraction the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway - narrow gauge heritage steam - for which we can offer a combined group rate; "Steam on the Wild Side".

May we remind you that the Castle itself is usually closed on Saturdays.

Please ask your driver to come in via the Coach Park entrance (ca 1/3 mile south of our main car park on the A595) where you will find reserved space for coaches. Upon arrival, you will be met by a Muncaster representative, who will welcome your party, issue tickets, Muncaster site plans and answer any questions you may have.

Note to coach drivers approaching from the south - the turning into the coach park is at the top of a hill and is very tight so please approach slowly.  For larger coaches traveling from the south we suggest that you go past our coach park and turn around in our main carpark to reapproach the entrance from the north. 

Booking and Prices

Group prices for 2015 are as follows, for groups of 12 or more:

Castle, gardens, owl centre and maze     - £9.50 adults, £5.50 children aged 5-15, under 5s free.
Gardens, owl centre and maze                - £7.50 adults, £4.50 children aged 5-15, under 5s free
Steam on the Wild Side (dual Muncaster/Ravenglass Railway ticket)  - £14.00 adults, £8.50 children aged 5-15, under 5s free.

Winter rates for Gardens, owl centre and maze are available to 27 Mar and from 1 Nov.
Gardens, owl centre and maze winter rates     - £6.00 adults, £3.40 children, under 5s free.

These prices are available to prebooked parties paying in one amount on arrival. Cash or cards accepted, cheques or via invoice both by prior arrangement only.

Please call us on 01229 717614 or email us on info@muncaster.co.uk to discuss your group booking. Alternatively you can download our booking form below:

Group Booking Form 2015 (Word format)

Group Booking Form 2015 (PDF)

Private Tours and Dining

For that truly personal touch, we can arrange private tours of the Castle, Gardens or Owl Centre for groups, lasting a minimum of one hour. To make your day even more special, you could consider dining in style either in the Castle or the Old Laundry. If you are interested in either a private tour or dining arrangements, please ask us for prices and more information.

Pennington Hotels: The largest selection of quality accommodation in the Western Lake District

The Pennington Hotel combines contemporary design and traditional values in a historic setting, just a stones throw from the seaside, the Lake District hills and Muncaster Castle.
Set in 6 acres of beautiful gardens, next to the river, this country house hotel offers spacious rooms in a stunning location.
Including the beautiful Newtown House, Knott View and Herbert House cottages.
This wonderful inn is located in the centre of the pretty little village of Pooley Bridge only moments away from Ullswater.
To the west of the Lake District, the 17th century Ravenglass Inn is located in the National Park's only coastal village.
The Coachman's Quarters B & B is located within the picturesque grounds of Muncaster Castle.
Set in 6 acres of beautiful gardens, next to the river, this country house hotel offers spacious rooms in a stunning location.
Including the beautiful Newtown House, Knott View and Herbert House cottages.
This wonderful inn is located in the centre of the pretty little village of Pooley Bridge only moments away from Ullswater.
To the west of the Lake District, the 17th century Ravenglass Inn is located in the National Park's only coastal village.
The Coachman's Quarters B & B is located within the picturesque grounds of Muncaster Castle.
The Pennington Hotel combines contemporary design and traditional values in a historic setting, just a stones throw from the seaside, the Lake District hills and Muncaster Castle.
Including the beautiful Newtown House, Knott View and Herbert House cottages.
This wonderful inn is located in the centre of the pretty little village of Pooley Bridge only moments away from Ullswater.
To the west of the Lake District, the 17th century Ravenglass Inn is located in the National Park's only coastal village.
The Coachman's Quarters B & B is located within the picturesque grounds of Muncaster Castle.
The Pennington Hotel combines contemporary design and traditional values in a historic setting, just a stones throw from the seaside, the Lake District hills and Muncaster Castle.
Set in 6 acres of beautiful gardens, next to the river, this country house hotel offers spacious rooms in a stunning location.